PreK-Elementary

Infusing Culture and Diversity in a Literacy Classroom


Learn instructional strategies that promote disciplinary literacy by intersecting diverse literature and inquiry skills. This session will focus on utilizing various texts as well as artifacts from widely divergent cultures.

Presenters: 

Kelly Wessel, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS; Elizabeth Peuser, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS

Room: 
Liberty B
session id: 
18
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Theoretical Cognitive Principles Applied in the Social Studies Classroom


With support from the Library of Congress, the project goal is to use primary sources in conjunction with research developed curriculum activities for United States history teacher.

Presenters: 

Juan Walker, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlanda, GA; John Pagnotti, Fulton County, Fulton, GA; Andrew Kemp, Georgia Regents University, Augusta,

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
10
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Teaching Content Literacy Skills, Developing Content, and Engaging Elementary Learners


Presenter will offer strategies to develop content reading and critical thinking skills, build academic vocabulary, and engage elementary learners. She will share ready-to-use lesson ideas and differentiation techniques. Handouts provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Donna Knoell, Shawnee Mission, KS

Room: 
Sheraton Hotel Liberty B
session id: 
794
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What does 21st century citizenship look like for today’s students? Join P21 and exemplar schools to unpack lessons from the field in connecting local citizenship and global issues.


What does 21st century citizenship look like for today’s students? Join P21 and exemplar schools to unpack lessons from the field in connecting local citizenship and global issues.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Helen Soule, P21, Washington, DC; David Young, VIF, Chapel Hill, NC; Helen Gross, Carolina Forest International Elementary School, Jacksonville, NC

Room: 
Sheraton Hotel Back Bay A
session id: 
926
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The NCSS Notable Tradebooks: Engaging Elementary Lesson Plans!


Searching for compelling elementary lesson plans tied to a wide array of NCSS Notable Tradebooks in Social Studies? Look no further! Participants will receive a CD with all lesson plans.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

JoAnn Wood, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Elizabeth Wilson, Lisa Matherson, Cynthia Sunal, Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Tammy C. Brown, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL; Lynn Kelley, Amanda Pendergrass, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL; Joseph Labant, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; Carrie Lentz, Katy Independent School District, Katy, TX; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Sarah Hartman, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA; Deborah Morowski, Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Debra Erikson, Murray State University, Murray, KY; Ruth Busby, Troy University, Troy, AL; Blythe Hinitz, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Room: 
Sheraton Hotel Back Bay B, Independence East, Independence West
session id: 
366
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Energize your Social Studies Instruction


2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI

Room: 
120
session id: 
1023
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Teaching Social Justice through Literature: Common Core to Common Good


Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Room: 
104
session id: 
266
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Reading South Asia: Recommended Literature and Lesson Plans for K-8


South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Rachel Weiss, University of Wisonsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US; Oralee Kramer, South Asia Book Award Committee, Seattle, WA, US; Rachel Meyer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
322
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A.R.T.: American Revolutionary Tableaus and the Common Good


Visual art as a primary source document in your classroom? It's elementary, when this group of students show how they create research based interpretations using the French Tableau (living picture).

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sheri Carpenter, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative, Tulsa, OK, US; Brittany Conway, student, Tulsa, OK, US; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary School, Tulsa, OK, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
939
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Beyond Family Trees: Critical Literacy Approaches to Personal History


The construct of "family" is an experiential starting point for children in understanding history and "the past." Teachers promote just and equitable classrooms when they employ inclusive and relevant approaches.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Lisa Nagel, St. Anne's School of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
767
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